I was charmed by the main characters and the setting. I'm going through a phase where I like audio books that take me out of the U.S. (or into the past at least a century). There is just something inherently interesting about a setting
The narrator's accent was for me a delightful journey outside the U.S. without me having to sit through a long flight.
I'm on Chapter 8 and this book is going nowhere. I couldn't wait to hear another Alexander McCall Smith book having already read his first two. This one is a big disappointment. Please don't waste your time.
After thoroughly enjoying all the books in the #1 Ladies Detective Agency series, I looked forward to reading Alexander McCall Smith's newest release. I was so disappointed. The characters are boring and tedious. I won't be recommending this one to anyone.
I eagerly downloaded this book based on my joy in 'reading' or 'listening to" his "No. One Ladies Detective Agency" books. It was hard to believe that this book and that series were written by the same person. It plodded along with little or no plot or action and I finally gave up on it. I'm waiting for the next "Precious" book.
Since the book has been accurately described, I suppose there is no reason to repeat it all except to add an additional voice, one gathers, to the chorus of avoidance. The first reviewer pretty much covers it. It is a book with potential that just never caught fire and is one of the most irrelevant reads I've had. I was more fascinated with the secondary characters than with the with lead. You know that's a bad sign. To parapharse the real estate axiom, see title of review.